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confirming he will be nominated to replace outgoing secretary of treasury tim geithner. but can he get through the senate? that the question. john is here in new york with perspective on that. what do you think, john? >> yes, he can. he is liked across the political spectrum. he is an effective liberal serving tip o'neill in the past. but we know that second term cabinet are beginning to fall into place. we have had the national security members of the team named in the last few days but now jack lew will be named, we expect tomorrow, to replace tim geithner who has been wanting to leave for some time. here is what president obama gets, someone with vast experience in handling capitol hill and dealing with budget negotiations. he's been a part of almost lever r every big budget negotiation the last couple of decades. secondly, someone who will remain part of his inner circle and genial personality. what he doesn't get is the experience tim geithner brought, years of financial regulation. tim geithner headed the bank of new york. he doesn't have the ties to wall street that a wall stree
years ago i stood with mr. tim geithner and announced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had cratered. the housing market had cratered as well. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. so i couldn't blame tim when he tried to tell me wasn't the right guy for the job. but i knew that tim's extensive experience with economic policy made him imminently qualified. and i also knew that he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the new york federal reserve he had just spent several sleepless and chaotic weeks emersed in the complexities of the crisis and had been working closely with his republican predecessor at treasury to save the financial system. then with the wreckage of our economy still smoldering and unstable i asked him to help put it back together. and thanks in large part to his steady hand our economy has been growing again for the past three years. our businesses have c
for a while and he doesn't have the experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white house chief of staff has centered in the last 24 hours around dennis mcdonna. sources tell me that dennis mcdonough is the chief candidate. ron biden has already been a contender. wool see whether the president pairs the announcement of a new chief of staff with jack lew's appointment today. >> so jack lew seems to have the nomination locked up. danny krugman is expected to be looked go ahead at for treasury secretary. >>> still, that's a subject for great discussion. now let's bring you up to speed with the action on today's global markets report. will i sixuan is with us. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, ross. that surprising number in trade data has helped beat sentiment in asia. the sensex index had a fresh 19-month high in trade before closing up .6%. airline stocks on upgrades. the shanghai composite finis
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew to replace tim geithner. will that a make a deal on the debt easier or tougher? >> and constellation brands raising its estimates. the stock is one of the s&p's top performers of the year. not getting much of a bood boost at all though. will this push the adult beverage company even higher? don't miss our exclusive with the company's ceo, rob sands. that's coming up. >> and aig's board declining to join a controversial shareholder lawsuit against the government over the $1 will 2 billion bailout of the company. i'll get the inside story from the ceo of the company, bob benmosche joining me here exclusively in the 4:00 hour of the "closing bell." back in a moment. curb... make you a target for thieves? or that dog bites account for a third of all home liability claims? what if you didn't know that one in seven drivers is uninsured? and that grease fires have to be smothered? the more you know, the better you can plan for whats ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ [ male
succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director, first under president clinton, then under president obama, before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents ensiled in me and i look forward to continuing with the challenges ahead. >> brown: lew, and other top a
will succeed treasury secretary tim geithner. we knew that enough was likely coming at the end of this week. the afghanistan president is in town on friday. we are looking at tomorrow. still have not confirmed that specific portion. lori: thank you so much. melissa: dish network submitting an offer to buy wireless broadband provider clear wire for $3.30 a share or $5.15 billion. topping an earlier bid from sprint. >> once again you follow what the consumer is doing and they are moving to wireless. we want to offer wireless voice and video. don: how about a direct tv merger? >> there is a lot of speculation. melissa: pressing him and getting the story. sprint which owns half of clear wire they throw a wrench in dishes plan. they could push for large shareholders to force sprint to sell. lori: i am looking down, it is good to see some competition. robert -- will lead the agency after nearly four years of service. if i had a beat here, i have the press release. significant actions connected to the financial crisis. record numbers of cases involving insider trading and misconduct by investment
. he just had a meeting with treasury secretary tim geithner. it'll be interesting to see what he had to say. sandra: and liz claman live in las vegas getting us a glimpse of tomorrow's tech today. liz: how many of you all out there watching watch youtube videos and say i have to show that to someone? i want to show it on my television right now. panasonic with a new feature that they absolutely believe you will dump your current tv for and by panasonic. youtube to your tv. he will show it to us and it is something he absolutely feels can change behavior for television owners. we will show it to you coming up. over at panasonic. back to you. sandra: we look forward to that. shibani joshi is also at the big show in vegas and she will join us in about 15 minutes with the ceo of qualcomm, find out where he sees mobile technology heading and should know his products are in the most coveted devices out there. ashley: stocks extending into the second session with all three major indices closing in the red. eight of 10 s&p sectors ended lower. telecom, industrials the worst performing sector
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discussed. this from treasury secretary tim geithner who was really installed to deal with the financial crisis. at this point the president is making his pick to deal with federal budgets. the nominee, jack lew, was the budget director for president clinton. here at the obama white house for all these major budget fights he has been at the president's side. >> over the past year i've sought jack's advice on virtually every decision that i have made from economic policy to foreign policy. now one reason jack has been so effective in this town because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras. and over the years he has built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of the both parties and forge principled compromises. >> republicans have another take on that reputation. this from senator orrin hatch of utah saying since mr. lou participated in numerous budget negotiations with congress and with four consecutive years of over a trillion dollar deficits, the american people deserve to know, not only that this n
to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. succeeding tim geithner. lew has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know, may be a little affinity, we grew up in the same town. >> that alone could be good. >> different generation. >> maybe a technocrat is what's necessary. no one tells me this guy is acrimonious. the talks may have been. but when we're trying to figure out what to cut, maybe you just need a guy who knows his way around the budget as opposed to a federal reserve guy. i thought tim geithner did a great job, though, and i know i find myself in the minority on that, but he came to the rescue of the system in apparel husband time and i think he good a remarkable job. >> jack lew is well respected by both sides of the aisle. an
secretary, but what's the future have in store for tim geithner? details ahead. melissa: mcdonalds 2*esing chicken wings in the fast food restaurant. stocks down 73 points issue and the dollar is stronger there versus the euro and the pound. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ melissa: 21 minutes past the hour. the fox news minute, border tensions rising after pakistani soldiers killed to indian soldiers in the disputed kashmir region. they are accused of disresulting a cease fire held for over a dead. both countries claim the area, but the area is divided between them. former representative giffords, and her husband launching gun control initiatives seeking to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings. today the the go year anniversary after a gunman killed six and critically injured give fards. opening an investigation into the death of a lottery winner last summer. after new tests determine he died of cyanide poisenning and not natural causes. the family urged medical examiners to re-examine the case. those are the headlines, back now to melissa and lori. melissa: thank you so much. jack
daley. >> and when tim geithner was picked, having worked closely with hank paulson at the federal reserve bank during the crisis, people were comforted by that. they said, well, maybe he's not so liberal. well, as it happened, larry summers was an advocate of more stimulus than others in the administration. so you can't necessarily read that much. events are going to dictate, i think, whether this president adapts his own view necessary a way that people interpret it as going to the center or not. but for the moment, he knows where he is and where he wants to go. and he's picking somebody who can help them achieve his agenda. >> you know, the thing you point out, that this is a situation where business leaders probably wanted one of their own, they may argue they want somebody in there looking for pro growth policies. but maybe more important is somebody who was very familiar with the financial markets. that was somebody that tim geithner created a lot of confidence because he knew the markets so well, knew the underworkings. and when there were big issues, you knew there was some
treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just want to feel like they're doing something. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is pr
remaining stake in gm. >> the president could name a new treasury secretary to replace tim geithner as early as this week. former fdic chair sheila bair is here on what that could mean for the debt ceiling debate. >>> another day, another bank call. this one, though, in the opposite end of the spectrum from what we've gotten recently. credit suisse downgrading bank of america citing valuation cause for concern. pleasure to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> seems like the primary driver behind this is the huge run we've seen in bank of america, the fact that right now it's trading at a multiple of 2013 earnings that exceeds jpmorgan as well as citi. does that imply that where citi and jpmorgan are trading, is that where bank of america should be trading? >> no, it's not at all. because bank of america does have a lot of cost reduction opportunities. on 2014 estimates, it's only one multiple point difference than 2 1/2. it narrows over time. but the issue really is, you know, are those cost cuts going to come in a straight line and could there be any interruptions. >> this almost s
variety of experience. if confirmed he would replace tim geithner. because of the possible nomination, lew is taking fire for messy signature. that is what you seeing believe it or not. that says jack lew. they call it the world's worst significant. the signature is generating so much interest it would appear on all dollar bills if he is confirmed. he would try to improve his pen manship if he gets the job. >> it turns out that 90% of filers will pay a tax preparer or use a computer software service. tax code is ten times longer than the bible. complicated tax laws even have irs driag until january 30th so it can catch up with the new laws that are out there. >> there is no sort aj of things you can buy on ebay. the san jose auction website has always wondered if it could streamline the process of selling on the site. business and technology reporter david louie explains the pilot project that ebay is now testing. >> they have six advance making the round in the south bay, new initiative to help people sell goods on the popular website. >> margaret, i'm here to pick up your items. >> ebay
they were. when you got past geithner, tim geithner, the treasury secretary the rest of them were almost nonentities. he was a real nonentity. the person driving the economic agenda is valerie jarrett. it will be interesting to see how valerie jarrett meshes with jack lew. another story we had had first here on fox business. ashley: aig. >> why did they say no to hank greenberg? there are many reasons why. i'm getting this from inside the company. they were not going to join this lawsuit earlier today. it was, it is so obvious. aig right now is applying to be about is known as a sieve if i firm. ive if i firm. system i financially important firm. systemmally important financial institution they are applying for that. guess who you don't sue. ashley: the federal government. >> this was a nonstarter from the minute they looked eight. should also point out another reason why, they have an ad campaign where they basically talk about how they're thanking the american tax pay fore --. ashley: turning around and suing the taxpayers essentially. >> those two things. systematically important issu
. >> chip, what do you think? tim geithner stepping down. how do you think it's going to impact? do you think, either of you, if the president were to ask tim geithner to stick around at least through that, like, listen, friend, can you extend this another six weeks because i don't want to go through a nomination fight in the middle of all of this as well, don't you think tim geithner would say okay? >> one thing i learned in politics, if the president of the united states asks you to do something, you usually do it. you do it enthusiastically. i think timothy geithner, i agree with what jimmy was saying, i think he knew for a long time he was leaving. they've had a long time to get their successor in place. i think it is going to be jack lew for a variety of reasons. in this fiscal cliff debate, we saw jack on the sideline and not fighting with the senators. think he was saving him for this nomination process. i think it is going to be jack. >> good to see you both. thanks, guys. >>> today's twitter question is how much control should congress have over a president's cabinet pick? here
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that, if you remember in the discussions about the fiscal cliff when tim geithner delivers to the republicans the initial offer they don't come back with a counteroffer that says if you want those revenues we want entitlement cuts. they then say to the administration "we want you to propose entitlement cuts so we can turn around and say look you proposed entitlement cuts." so i don't know which it is. i know that in the long run all the economists are going to agree what the root of the challenge. is it's the aging of the the population, rising health care costs and we don't have the tax revenue to cover that. it's not based on excessive spending on food stamps. it's not based on discretionary spending. that is not what the problem is. >> rose: david? >> i think it's significant if republicans have decided they want this next round to be about entitlements rather than spending. because there is no solution in discretionary spending. >> rose: exactly. >> there's not enough money there. >> rose: everything knows that, don't they? i'm surprised everybody doesn't accept that id
, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as harry potter grew up and replaced his magic wand with excel spread sheets. if confirmed lew will be the highest ranking orthodox you don't in government. he grew up in queens. brings his own lunch to work. chose sandwich and an apple which he eats at his desk and still commutes back and forth to new york. catching a train home every friday to spend weekends with his wife. he is well liked in the white house. the p came to depend to the act not many people in washington know the budgeting process. >> jack's economic advice has been invaluable and he has my complete trust both because of his mastery of the numbers but because of the values behind those numbers. >> lew is a progressive whose interests in politics be
, the mask is off the white house. there's no pretense that they have an interest in spending and when tim geithner's first offer in the negotiations was $1.6 trillion in new revenue, raise the debt ceiling with impunity and have more stimulus spending, that unbridled foolishness that has jarred the gop and the house. so those sort of shutdown questions become easier to coalescing. >> so it's a yes? it's on the table, is that right? >> well, as you and i have talked before, my home state is illinois, which is an example of what not to do. they chose revenues at a state level, didn't deal with the underlying spending drivers and what happened? higher than average unemployment, more per capita debt than any other state in the union almost and been downgraded twice. $7 billion in unpaid bills after the revenues come in. so i'm sensing just in talking to a lot of colleagues today and over the past couple of days a higher level of interest in going much further than they have ever gone before. >> last one, are all revenues off the table as far as you and the house leadership is concerned? >> ye
that tim geithner is using right now to extend it are going to run out. republicans are saying absolutely, no rise in the debt ceiling without an equal number of spending cuts. democrats are saying we're not negotiating with you as all, because as whyte white house press secretary jay carney said look what happened when we tried that in 2011 it resulted in a credit rating downgrade. >> he will not negotiate with congress when it comes to the essential responsibility of congress to pay the bills that congress has incurred. it would be irresponsible to flirt with default. we saw what happened in the summer of 2011 when congress did flirt with default. >> and i think we can conclude from the fiscal cliff debate, maria, is that congress and the white house won't reach an agreement before they absolutely have to, and don't rule out possibility that the white house could yet invoke constitutional authority to unilaterally raise that debt limit if congress is not willing to play ball with them. >> we'll be wag. thanks very much. how far can washington push this debt ceiling fight before damage i
of jack lew to replace tim geithner as the new treasury secretary. it's important to look at this in context of what it may mean for the debate on spending cuts as we approach this debt ceiling limit and the fight that is ensuing. tim get near is leaving january 25th. that means lew will be the main point person for this debt ceiling drama. so, what does this mean ahead of what is likely to be another hard fight? perhaps the best clues for that are in an op-ed from two years ago from jack lew. inis entitled "the easy cuts are behind us." the piece absolutely advocates getting out of our debt and getting the debt and deficit under control. but it does so by discussing some cuts in defense and then examples of scaling back things like something called the great lakes restoration initiative. not eliminating it, just cutting it by maybe a quarter of its present cost. a sav
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. what do you make of that? charles: it stands to reason. even tim geithner is like listen, guys, dropping these hints saying how many times can we go through this. how many times can we keep the clock one second before midnight and i don't know. stuart: to say we run out of money on february 15th, that is not true because you have tax revenue coming at you. simply means the treasury has to decide where it will use -- charles: don't give veterans their benefits, some really stark and tough choices. the money coming in but how you did the out someone will be passed. stuart: two sides are so far apart, president obama said rider told john maynard there is no spending -- tracy: president obama is ignoring the debt commission about the last report of the president's first four years saying over the long run as the baby boomers retire health care costs continue to grow, the situation will become much worse. the debt commission's words, president obama doesn't seem to be listening to that. i don't think anybody at home will disagree, over $16 trillion, we had a spending problem. stuart
expects to happen. it was an attempt to move tim geithner, the outgoing treasury secretary forward a little bit. either guy became very important in the final enproduct, but joe biden who was the key negotiator from the white house. how much is planning and how much is just the way things have always been. cheryl: i don't know. you know, charlie, one of my colleagues here in fox business, reported for months that jack lew would be the new name and gilet near would be out. it's months of reporting. seems to me the president knew a long time ago jack would be the guy. at the same time, it's surprising he would take on a fight like this with congress with when he has the chuck ha golf course e -- chuck hagel fight as well. it's like he doesn't care what republicans or nip thinks in washington and does what he wants. >> i don't see a fight with jack. he's not popular with republicans, that's true, but the other side focuses the fire on one main target, and other people get less, and i think the fire is going to be devoted to, pointed at chuck as you suggest. i think that jack lew, is n
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treasury secretary tim geithner. you can see live coverage on the companion network, c-span. this week at six eastern on c-span2 we are featuring past programs to read to the supreme court justice antonin scalia on the book making your case the art of persuading judges and gives advice to lawyers on presenting oral argument. then at seven eastern it's another programs to convert >> back in the private student lending markets. you saw a lot of families who were not necessarily going to the colleges and another student was going to say in music school i wrote an article about a gardiner who said his son to college, the first in the family to go to college. the dad made about $21,000 a year in family income and he was able to borrow 6 feet to six figures for his son. there was no underwriting. and this lender by the way settled with the attorney general's office because i don't know if you remember, it was called the preferred lender list where the lender's word in some cases accused of pay schools for preferential treatment and for them to sort of steerer students towards a particular lo
's much rumored pick to succeed treasury secretary tim geithner. the odds on favorite jack liew. he would expect to be confirmed, but some in the business community, they're concerned, because he has little market or business experience. >>> and an eerie twist here in the search for that missing plane carrying fashion icon vittorio missoni. his wife and five others, a plane vanished friday off the coast of venezuela. but according to these new reports, the son of one of the men on board got a text message sunday night that said and i'm quoting this text, call now, we are reachable. the italian telephone company confirmed the message was sent but couldn't verify when it was written. crews continue the search off the country's coast. >>> in seaside heights, new jersey, look at this. look at this closely with me. this is that roller coaster and you see this man, he climbed to the tip-top of it, to call attention to the recovery from superstorm sandy or the lack thereof. there he is, scaling the same coaster chris christie said he vacationed at, took his kids to. the structure swept into the
strikes to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. that could come as early as tomorrow. this as the president continues to develop his team for the second term. the announcement is likely also to be a topic of reporters questions this afternoon during today's white house briefing jay carney will brief media members at 145. you can see that on c-span2. it's about this time of the year state governor's offer their state of state addresses. c-span will bring several and beginning at noon eastern. >>> to this year marks the 100th anniversary of richard nixon's dearth. join us tonight for any event if you ask how many are self identified libertarians, depending on which poll you look at you might be getting between ten to 15%. if you ask questions like if you give people a battery of questions about different ideological things like to you believe in x and y and track those to different ideologies than depending which pull your looking at you get maybe it to 30% of americans calling themselves libertarian. if you ask the following question: are you economically conservative
will be replaced by who knows. tim geithner is out. he'll be replaced by a guy, jack lew, the guy who, if you've been watching the tv over the last day or so, jack lew is the guy who signs his name with what surely looks like a slinky. >>brian: front page "where are the women?" they take a picture and talk about the cabinet of the administration. all the women are being replaced by men. white men too on top of that. let me show you a picture in "the new york times." all we see is valerie jar rhett's leg -- valerie jarrett's leg. >>steve: on december 29 that is the pr-z meeting with ten guys and they're talking about the fiscal cliff. >>brian: could they back up a little. >>gretchen: this is a picture they released the day after, i believe. and you can see valerie jarrett front and center facing the president. then there are two other women who are in the photos. was it a reaction to that original picture? brian, you bring up a good point that there are no minorities -- there's one, i think, in that original picture. it is an interesting discussion because there was so much made in this last p
attain to. >> exactly. >> tim geithner who apparently jeff sessions thinks is a great guy, he was at the fed while this stuff was going down. he was part of the clinton administration that deregulated wall street that allowed the whole thing to go down. and yet now he's got gravitas. all of them are tainted, whether it's by bonuses or policy setting. you know, jack lew is one of the less offensive, maybe totally inoffensive thing -- the only thing people are objecting to is the signature. that tells you something. >> what do you make of, say, jeffrey sachs arguing a couple days ago that there's a problem having wall street people going to the treasury because, you know, you've got foxes guarding the henhouse? >> there are two pieces -- actually now like three or four pieces of financial regulation. treasury deals with part of it, but they also have to deal with all sorts of economic policy including maintaining confidence in the financial markets. that used to be one of the big roles that people like bob ruben were to be able to do. there are multiple roles treasury secretary
that to tim geithner. >> you could have a great year based on currency fluctuation and horrible year based on things out of your control. >> the kinds of things we're selling, a lot of them are long term capital goods. fluctuations day-to-day are not a big impact. large businesses are more impacted by fluctuations. the larger project whether building power plant or airplanes is less impacted. >> are you frustrated in the slowness of getting trade deals done? >> we had three trade deals done and we're now executing them. we had a record deal in c colombia. still banks think of colombia 10 years ago, not 21st century. it's been a strong market for energy and small business. >> where are we in small business? what's the left you'd like to see done? >> free-trade agreements? >> yes. >> i leave that to the trade reps. i think trade agreements are hard to do. look how long it took to get the last three done. they're just really hard to do. there's a lot of discussion. what i'm really focused on is emerging markets where we step in at the export import bank and close those deals. seeing a lot of
considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they intend to have lead a lot of their budget battles who john boehner at this point essentially refuses to work with. during the 2011 negotiations, they said boehner and the republicans said we just don't want to deal with lew anymore. we don't feel we can get him to say yes to us. now, to some degree that might be because lew is reflecting the will of the president, but i just think there's a kind of a siege mentality a little bit at the white house that's showing up in their appointments, which is understandable, but i
president obama tapped current white house chief of staff jack lew to take the place of tim geithner, and we expect that announcement tomorrow. jay carney likely to get questions about that today at the white house briefing set to start at 2:15 eastern now, and it will be live here on c-span2 live coverage, a discussion on this year's budget battle from today's "washington journal." >> host: back at the table is the president of club for growth, talking about the republican agenda for the 113th congress. let me show our viewers the "washington times" from mondays and the headline, g.o.p. shut down and sanity jolt as a way to press need for cuts." when it comes to the next budget battles ahead, republican senators, ted cruz, and others, laying the ground work. are you part of the effort or consulting with them on this? what do you think about it? >> guest: we supported people like cruz and others champions of economic freedom in the senate and other house members. we do that because we want fiscal sanity in washington. we endorse people at the club for growth we think hold a pro-growth view,
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